The Clyde Tunnel links north and south Glasgow with an average of 65,000 vehicles per day travelling through it, making it a key part of the transport network within not only Glasgow but also West Scotland.
In the Event of a Breakdown
- Stay in your vehicle
- Be patient - you will be spotted on the monitors that are operational at all times
- A tow vehicle will come to assist you
- your vehicle will then be towed out of the tunnel to a safe point
- you can then summon a breakdown company for further assistance with your vehicle
Please Note - There is an assistance charge - please refer to the LES Book Of Charges [203kb] for current rates.
- 1947 - Glasgow Corporation Planning for the tunnel began
- Construction began in 1957
- Opened 3rd July 1963
- initial estimates were for 13,000 vehicles per day
- There are in fact two tunnels - one northbound and one southbound
- each tunnel has a cycleway and a pedestrian path
- The length of the Clyde Tunnel is 762metres
- the width of the river at the same point is 123 metres
- The tunnel went through a major refurbishment that involved the installation of a new secondary lining incorporating the latest fire protection materials available at the time.
- costs were approximately £12 million
- work started in March 2005 and were completed in 2007
Glasgow City Council
Land and Environmental Services
231 George Street
Phone: 0141 339 2236
Fax: 0141 287 9059